Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

2009 | ISBN: 0470384522, 0470633719 | English | 272 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Make learning more meaningful by teaching the"whole game"
David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning andco-director of Harvard's Project Zero, introduces a practical andresearch-based framework for teaching. He describes how teachingany subject at any level can be made more effective if students areintroduced to the "whole game," rather than isolated pieces of adiscipline. Perkins explains how learning academic subjects shouldbe approached like learning baseball or any game, and hedemonstrates this with seven principles for making learning whole:from making the game worth playing (emphasizing the importance ofmotivation to sustained learning), to working on the hard parts(the importance of thoughtful practice), to learning how to learn(developing self-managed learners).

Vividly explains how to organize learning in ways that allowpeople to do important things with what they know
Offers guidelines for transforming education to prepare ouryouth for success in a rapidly changing world
Filled with real-world, illustrative examples of the sevenprinciples
At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes "Wonders ofLearning," a summary of the key ideas.


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